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Guide to the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1071
    Creator: Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Stanford historical photograph collection
    Dates: circa 1887-circa 1996
    Physical Description: 43 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Cite As

    Stanford Historical Photograph Collection (SC1071). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Alternative Formats

    The Stanford Historical Photograph Collection is available online as one of Stanford's Insight image databases. You may access the images here: http://insight.stanford.edu/luna/servlet/Stanford~4~1 .

    Associated Materials

    More recent photographs can be found at the Stanford News Service.


    The Stanford Photograph Collection contains over 16,000 images of Stanford scenes including photographs of and relating to the Stanford family, views of the campus and individual buildings, photographs of students and student life activities, and photographs of faculty and administrative staff. The majority of photographs are black and white gelatin prints but nineteenth-century albumen prints mounted on boards are also represented. The collection spans the late 1890s through the 1990s.

    Access Terms

    Central Pacific Railroad Company
    Palo Alto Stock Farm (Stanford, Calif.)
    Stanford University -- General subdivision--Sports.;
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
    Stanford University--Athletics
    Stanford University--Buildings.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University--History.
    Stanford University--Students.